Synonyms for chopiniana or Related words with chopiniana
Examples of "chopiniana"
", staged by Fokine, had a different musical composition. Also, "
" was originally a compilation of dramatic or character dances set to Chopin's piano music. The Glazunov suite upon which this original version was based had only four Chopin pieces; Fokine wanted to use a Waltz as an addition to the Suite and was able to get Glazunov to orchestrate this to create his ballet, also called "
Sizova's final appearance on-stage was in 1988 in "
". She then taught for three years at the Vaganov school.
In 1972, she staged a New York City Ballet production of the romantic ballet "Les Syphides", under the original title, "
Les Sylphides () is a short, non-narrative "ballet blanc". Its original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with music by Frédéric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Glazunov had already set some of the music in 1892 as a purely orchestral suite, under the title
, Op. 46. In that form it was introduced to the public in December 1893, conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Fokine staged more than 80 ballets in Europe and the United States. His best-known works were "
", (later revised as "Les Sylphides"), "Le Carnaval" (1910), and "Le Pavillon d'Armide" (1907). His pieces are still performed by the leading ballet troupes of the world, the Mariinsky Ballet having performed a retrospective of his works at London's Covent Garden in late July 2011.
During the same 2002 and later 2003 he played a "prince" in "the Nutcracker" with Yelena Andrienko being his partner and with assistance of Canadian Ballet. The same year he appeared in "
" which was performed in Kazan at the Rudolph Nureyev International Festival of Classical Ballet.
Chopin's music was used in the 1909 ballet "
", choreographed by Michel Fokine and orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. Sergei Diaghilev commissioned additional orchestrations—from Stravinsky, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergei Taneyev and Nikolai Tcherepnin—for later productions, which used the title "Les Sylphides".
In 1892, she made her debut in "Kalkabrino", the first of her many performances in Petipa creations, which included "Bluebeard" (1896), "Les Millions d'Arlequin" (1900) and "Les Saisons" (1900). She also performed in Ivanov and Gerdt's "Sylvia" (1901), Nikolai and Sergei Legat's "The Fairy Doll" (1903), and Mikhail Fokin's "The Night of Terpsichore" and "
Hedley was vice-president of the International Chopin Competition in 1949, the centenary of Chopin’s death, and received the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He processed a considerable collection of
, and died at Birmingham on 8 November 1969, aged 63, and is buried in Lodge Hill Cemetery.
The New York City Ballet produced its own staging of the standard version, omitting the "Polonaise in A major" (and leaving the "Prelude in A major" in its original position), under the original title, "
". The NYCB premiere was staged by Alexandra Danilova and took place 20 January 1972, at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center. The original cast included Karin von Aroldingen, Susan Hendl, Kay Mazzo, and Peter Martins.
Twinkliana is a ballet made by Sean Lavery, assistant to the ballet master in chief at New York City Ballet, for students of the Barnard College Dance Department, to Mozart's "Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman"" (or "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"). The premiere took place Thursday, 11 October 1990 at Barnard's Minor Latham Playhouse. It represents an homage to George Balanchine, whose works include "Ivesiana", "Mozartiana" and "Glinkaiana" (who was, in turn, paying tribute to Fokine's "
Some of his early works include the ballet "Acis and Galatea" (1905) and "The Dying Swan" (1907), which was a solo dance for Anna Pavlova, choreographed to the music of "Le Cygne". "Acis and Galetea" included an acrobatic dance with young boys playing fauns; one of those boys was Vaslav Nijinsky. Fokine later featured Nijinsky in a number of ballets, including "
" (1907), ultimately renamed "Les Sylphides" in 1909.
His repertoire includes James in "La Sylphide", Duke Albrecht in "Giselle", Solor in "La Bayadère", Prince Désiré in "The Sleeping Beauty", Prince Siegfried in "Swan Lake", the Prince in "The Nutcracker", Jean de Brienne in "Raymonda", Basilio in "Don Quixote" and Ivan the Fool in "The Little Humpbacked Horse". He has also danced the lead roles in the "Paquita Grand Pas Classique", "Le Spectre de la Rose", "
" and "Jewels".
Fokine established an international reputation with his works choreographed during the first four seasons (1909-1912) of the Ballets Russes. These included the "Polovtsian Dances" from "Prince Igor" (1909, music by Borodin), "Le Pavillon d'Armide" (1909, a revival of his 1907 production for the Imperial Russian Ballet, music by Tcherepnin), "Les Sylphides" (a 1909 reworking of his earlier "
"), "The Firebird" (1910, music by Stravinsky), "Le Spectre de la Rose" (1911, music by Weber), "Petrushka" (1911, music by Stravinsky), and Daphnis and Chloé (1912, music by Ravel).
He graduated into the Royal Ballet in 2005, as a member of the corps de ballet. He remained with the company for five years, before joining the Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg, Russia in January 2010. He made his debut with the company performing the role of the poet in the ballet
as a Coryphee, a corp member who may dance solo or even principal roles. He was promoted to soloist in March 2014. Parish has a sister, Demelza Parish, who is also a ballet dancer, currently employed by the Royal Ballet.
In 1914, on the outbreak of World War I, he was required to return to Germany. He was succeeded as Reid Professor by Donald Tovey. He later returned to Edinburgh, where he died in 1924, aged 79. He is buried in Grange Cemetery near the south-east corner. His widow Christina Niecks edited his biography of Robert Schumann and published it posthumously the year after his death. She died in 1944; she bequeathed to the Edinburgh University Library her collection of
, including letters written by Chopin, Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann.
Lavrovsky was born in 1905 in St. Petersburg, the son of an industrial worker. He graduated in 1922 from the Petrograd Ballet Academy, where he had studied under V.I. Ponomaryov. He danced with the former Mariinsky Theater, performing such roles as Siegfried in "Swan Lake", Jean de Brienne in "Raymonda", and the lead in "
". During the same period, Lavrovsky was also a member of the Molodoy Ballet (Young Ballet), an experimental dance collective whose members included the young George Balanchine. Lavrovsky performed in Fyodor Lopukhov's "Dance Symphony" along with Balanchine, Alexandra Danilova, and Lidia Ivanova.
During the winter of 1908/9, Diaghilev started planning for the 1909 Paris tour of opera and ballet. He collected a team including designers Alexandre Benois and Léon Bakst, painters Nicholas Roerich and Konstantin Korovin, composers Alexander Glazunov and Nikolai Tcherepnin, regisseurs Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Sanine and other ballet enthusiasts. As a friend and as a leading dancer, Nijinsky was part of the group. His sister wrote that he felt intimidated by the illustrious and aristocratic company. Fokine was asked to start rehearsals for the existing "Le Pavillon d'Armide" and for "Les Sylphides", an expanded version of his "
". Fokine favoured expanding the existing "Une Nuit d'Egypte" for a ballet.
The choreography of Michel Fokine (1880–1942) was of paramount importance in the initial success of the Ballets Russes. Fokine had graduated from the Imperial Ballet School in Saint Petersburg in 1898, and eventually become First Soloist at the Mariinsky Theater. In 1907, Fokine choreographed his first work for the Imperial Russian Ballet, entitled "Le Pavillon d'Armide" (music by Nikolai Tcherepnin). In the same year he created "
" to piano music by the composer Frédéric Chopin as orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. This was an early example of creating choreography to an existing score rather than to music specifically written for the ballet (a departure in practice at the time).
While Kozlov was a principal dancer of New York City Ballet, he also founded Kozlov Dance International (KDI) in 1991 based in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The missions of the company are to develop students into a professional level and to bring awareness of art and culture to local communities. KDI's repertory includes, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake (Act II), Don Quixote, Giselle (Act II), Paquita, The Firebird, La Vivandiere,
, Pas de Quatre, and Kozlov's original works. Kozlov staged the Nutcracker production for the first time in Aruba in 2008.
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